Woman caught smuggling 102 iPhones strapped to her body

An iPhone smuggler caught with 102 iPhones strapped to her body Credit: xmnn.cn

The lady smuggler had tried to smuggle several iPhones before being caught by officials. Indeed, it was worth a try. An iPhone would typically cost £719. The approximated cost of 102 iPhones would be £73,338.

A woman’s brave effort to hide 102 iPhones strapped to her body into China has been thwarted.

She was held by customs officials while attempting to enter the city of Shenzhen from Hong Kong.

The Apple devices were buried under layers of clothes and sealed in plastic wrapping.

Customs officers, who also exposed 15 luxury watches, became sceptical after seeing her upper body looked to be out of balance to her arms and legs.

They also found the woman was carrying “more clothes than appropriate” in a hot climate, according to Chinese media.

iPhones were strapped to her body Credit: xmnn.cn

It’s more affordable to buy iPhones in Hong Kong than in China, making it a successful business for thieves, 9to5mac reports.

An iPhone crime ring operating in Hong Kong, worth an assessed £60 million, was uncorked in 2012.

In 2014, a man tried to smuggle 94 iPhones as a ‘suit of armour’ before customs administrators became doubtful of his ‘weird posture’.

iPhones seized by officials Credit: xmnn.cn